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Facial Swelling After Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Sudden Severe upper lip and right sided face swelling. Had not eaten or come into contact with anything new. Wisdom tooth extraction 14 days prior.?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Yes: Without premedication, swelling can be common. With anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling perscription pre medications, these unpleasant effects of wisdom teeth removal can be managed quite comfortably. Discuss this with your treating dentist. ...Read more
2-5 days: If you placed ice on the outside of your face right after the extractions, the selling normally peaks at 48 hours then should stabilize and slowly go down. If you did not use ice it could go on longer. ...Read more
Ice/heat: In the first few hours after the extraction, it is recommended that you out ice on the cheek on the side of the extraction. After the first day, you can put mild heat. Always be careful not to hurt yourself with the ice or heat. If the swelling is painful, and doesn't seem to improve, then consult with your dentist or surgeon immediately. ...Read more
Normal or not?: After the removal of wisdom teeth, patients may experience some swelling. Some patients have little or no swelling, while others may have some significant increase during the first two to three days after surgery. Usually by the third day the swelling should peak and decrease. If you are still swollen after one week, contact your dentist or surgeon for advice and follow up. ...Read more
Depends: This does depend on how difficult they were to remove, but usually 2 weeks. ...Read more
Wisdom tooth extraction: how long will it take the swelling to go down and I can talk normal again?
3-7 days: Three days to one week.Get a more detailed answer ›
In general, what is the recovery time for cheek swelling to go down after a wisdom tooth extraction?
In general it takes one to two days for the swelling from the trauma from the extraction but if the wisdom tooth was slightly inflamed before the exit. It can take a week to go down with antibiotics taken from the first day
if swelling persists after a week it might be a good idea to visit your dentist for further treatment options. ...Read more
Two days post wisdom tooth extraction. No pain. No swelling. When should I stop worrying about dry socket? When will it appear if I do get it? Thanks!
Almost there: Continue the post op instructions given to you, and if you still feel great after another 24 to 36 hours, you've pretty much passed up a dry socket. ...Read more
NSAIDs/warm compress: Having some inflammation afterwards is normal. Taking Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) sodium can help with reducing some discomfort and swelling. After 24 hours of the procedure, you can use warm compresses to help speed up blood flow and decrease inflammatory mediators. Keep your mouth clean, avoid tobacco, drinking through a straw, alcohol ; sodas for up to 5 days afterwards. I wish you a speedy recover. ...Read more
How many days on average will pain and swelling last after a wisdom tooth extraction of an erupted wisdom tooth? Will the pain be bearable?
O.Surgery guidelines: Guidelines to determine degree of difficulty in removing wisdom teeth and predicting post-op pain and swelling. Tooth position is a major determinant in the methods used in extractions. Generally, more fully erupted teeth require less surgical intervention. Angled or tilted teeth, no. Of roots and curvature of roots may require sectioning of the roots resulting in more pain and swelling. ...Read more
Inferior alveolar nerve was compressed during wisdom tooth extraction. Dealt with numbness for 1 month. Still have swelling below my jaw. How to treat?
See oral surgeon: Contact the oral surgeon that performed the extraction. There are many variables, if the numbness is reducing that is a good sign. If the numbness continues, a neurosurgeon may be needed, don't wait as time is of the essence. ...Read more
Why after 3 weeks am I still have sharp pain, swelling, and blisters forming in my mouth and jaw from wisdom tooth extraction?
See dentist: Could be root piece remaining or just the sharp bony spicule. Your dentist can take xray and eval and treat the same.. ...Read more
I got a lower wisdom tooth extraction 5 days ago and the swelling has seemed to gone down completely except for a hard, ball-like lump in my lower jaw, which makes my cheek protrude and also makes it hard for me to open my mouth. The dentist said this is
I am experiencing cheek swelling & a sore throat. I recently got a wisdom tooth extraction on the left side. I see black stuff on the extraction site.
Swelling: If the swelling is on the same side as the recent surgery, they may be associated. Please contact the Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon that treated you and ask for a post-surgical reevaluation. ...Read more
What is the cause of an asymmetrical smile after wisdom tooth extraction? Like muscle on one side of face are weak. Procedure done 2 months ago.
3 wks status post wisdom tooth extraction and several procedures. Still experiencing focused pain on left bottom of jaw radiates into gums and face.
Oral surgeon: May be a dental abscess- call your oral surgeon for exam and evaluation. ...Read more
Is it normal to have mild ear pain and jaw discomfort on the left side of my face after 11 days of a wisdom tooth extraction?
Dull sensory pain/tingling in left side of face and head after horizontally-impacted wisdom tooth extraction. Had lingual nerve damage. Any medication?
Contact ENT: Get back with your oral surgeon. An ENT consult (ear, nose and throat MD) might help. ...Read more
Are thereany medications for trigeminal sensory pain in left side face/head after horizontally-impacted wisdom tooth extraction & lingual nerve damage?
Several: We use different medications to help alleviate nerve pain. Amitryptilline is an old-fashioned anti-depressant that we never use for depression any more - it helps. Seizure medications like gabapentin, carbamezapine and valproic acid help. You may need more than one type of medication and sometimes you find out what works only by trial and error. See a neurologist for treatment. ...Read more
Can one have bilateral posterior cervical reactive lymph node swelling on the neck after wisdom tooth extraction? If so, how long does it last for?
How long post-op?: When were your wisdom teeth removed? Do you have any pain at the site of the wisdom teeth? How did you learn you have bilateral posterior cervical reactive lymph node swelling? If your physician saw you, did you ask about the relationship to wisdom tooth extraction? Lymph node swelling which originates from an infection can either subside or they can fibrose (scar), which is not abnormal. ...Read more
Maybe: It depends on how long after the extraction we are talking about. After a month +/- most things are closed up. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon: In most cases yes but without knowing your complete medical history, drug allergies and what other medications you are or might take, we can't give you a blanket yes or no answer. For these types if questions don't rely on internet research or answers. Ask the professionals who actually treat you and are responsible for your well being. ...Read more
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